Asian and Asian American Studies Institute

Asian Americanist Perspectives in Student Mental Health (10/20)

Several years of pandemic education has revealed and intensified mental health issues for all students. Despite greater attention to student needs, the conventional wisdom around mental health has reinforced practices of toxic positivity as well as harmful racial stereotypes connected to academic performance, emotional regulation, and coping with stress. Asian American studies scholars and practitioners […]

Helen Zia: 40th Commemoration of Vincent Chin Case

2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Vincent Chin case. Chin, an American of Chinese descent, was beat to death by two autoworkers who attacked him over their frustrations about the Japanese automotive industry’s success in the US. The two autoworkers misidentified Chin as Japanese and used anti-Asian slurs when attacking him. Chin’s murder is a […]

Inspired by History: Using Internment for Social Justice

In June 2019, Japanese American former incarcerees and their descendants gathered at Fort Sill, in Oklahoma, to protest the proposed separation of migrant children from their families and migrant detention more broadly. The site had previously served as an American Indian boarding school that forcibly assimilated and separated children from their families, an Apache prisoner […]

Animating Memories of Japanese American Incarceration

The Asian American Cultural Institute (AsACC) is thrilled to co-host an online puppet forum with the Ballard Institute of Puppetry, featuring theater artist Kimi Maeda and UConn Professor Hana Maruyama Topic: Animating Memories of Japanese American Incarceration   Date: September 23, 2021 Time: 7:00 PM Format: Virtual We thank the Ballard Institute and the Asian and […]

Dr. Esther Choo: “Racism as a Public Health Crisis” Talk

Asian American Cultural Center presents Dr. Esther Choo’s “Racism as a Public Health Crisis” talk. Dr. Choo, a practicing physician and popular health and science communicator, is the founding member of TIME’S UP Healthcare, which advocates for equity in the healthcare workforce. Dr. Choo is also the co-founder of Equity Quotient, which assesses organization culture […]